I finally did it and bought an oracle deck to go with my growing tarot deck collection - The Enchanted Map Oracle. I'd seen pictures of some cards from the deck and really liked the artwork - all of it digital collage, but very well done and enhanced. I find the art to be beautiful, evocative, and imaginative. I debated about using an oracle, as I find tarot usually gives more than enough information on any question, so why bother with anything else I reasoned. However, after reading countless postings on Facebook from tarot people who also use oracle decks, I decided to give this deck a try.
I haven't been disappointed; in fact, I've been pleasantly surprised at how well the deck reads and so far, the similarity of some of the cards to tarot in their imagery and meanings. True I've only so far used this oracle for daily one-card draws and as a complement to a daily tarot draw, but I'm finding it to be spot on positive and thought-provoking, just as I find tarot to be. I really like the absence of keywords on the cards; instead, there's only the card number on the top and its name on the bottom, allowing the viewer to take in the imagery intuitively, though there is a pretty good LWB accompanying the deck for reference as well. I think I'll be using this deck as an accompaniment to tarot readings, both for myself and others - possibly as an end draw, for additional advice. It's certainly works well for single card draws, as mentioned above. I haven't yet tried it for spread work, so I'll be getting back to you all with my verdict on that. But for now, I love this oracle!
I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.